Long over blog post about the 2013 Sara City Workout California Mania held in Burlingame, California on March 15-17. A staple in the Bay Area fitness community, California Mania offers instructors and trainers a great opportunity to obtain CECs, network with the local crew, learn new things and trends and of course, work out!
This year, the expo had the standard selection of music and gear but NO CLOTHES! So sad! I spoke with several instructors who were bummed at like me. I have always gotten so many compliments on outfits I have bought from the previous clothes vendors at Mania. I guess the novetly may have wore off in this super age of internet shopping when you can buy anything you want online... but back 10 years ago, it wasn't as common. So getting the lastest fitness fashions of a vendor carrying a brazilian line was actually a novetly.
Sports Strength: Twist Methods. When I signed up for this session, I seriously thought it was about twisting, not that the presenter's name was Peter Twist. Haha. He was a cool guy, lots of advanced experience with athletes. It was a lecture workout but he took it out in the hall to show up some partner band exercises.
Schwinn Cycling Staying Power with Gregg Cook. Gotta love the Schwinn cycling classes, a classic offering at Mania. Gregg was great, straight out of NYC and full of energy.
Myofascial Compression Technique: Trigger Point Performance Therapy. Love this stuff! I normally don't buy random fitness equipment since I never do anything at home but these are small and portable enough to use at home or take with you whereever. Great workout and great products!
New this year, there was a keynote lecture for all participants with featured speaker, Lawrence Biscontini. Lawrence is another staple at Mania and always a breath of fresh air. This keynote definitely brought down the house with a standing ovation and tears in many eyes. I am looking forward to receiving my letter in the mail (we created letters to be mailed to ourselves sometime in 2013). Thanks Lawrence for the motivation!
Last but not least - my final workout session was Schwinn® Cycling: Amy Dixon's RIDE RIGHT™ 2-for-1. Love Amy! Super fun and motivating!
In summary, it was a great event again! Next year, please bring back the clothing vendors and we'll be good to go!